Breakfast on”The Deck”

Breakfast on “The Deck” at Turtle Beach Resort , Mermaid Beach on The Gold Coast. This has been my home for the last four months as I have been assisting with preparations for the Commonwealth Games. The plan had been to do a lot of photography and not so much work…As they say, the best laid plans of mice and men.. I ended up with a lot of work and not so much photography. But Hey, it has been a great experience

Sasuke Japanese Dining


Tonight I discovered a neat little Japanese Eatery in Mermaid Waters, on the Gold Coast.  After fuelling my car, I was about to drive off when I saw dimly lit windows staring back at me from the shop.  At first I thought it was closed but then I saw movement behind the darkened windows and so stopped and went inside.

The young Japanese hostess was charming and disarming as she explain the various dishes. After tossing between the Teriyaki Karaage and the Teriyaki Chicken Bowl , I chose the latter with an iced tea.

Set on a bed of rice, the chicken, cooked to perfection and topped as it was by a tasty glazed sauce that was both sweet, yet sour at the same time.

This has become my new favourite eatery on the Gold Coast and I will be back

I Am Sam – A Stranger In The Night

A chance encounter outside a nightclub in Nobbies Beach brought me my next stranger…

I had hitched a ride on the 777 bus heading south from Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.  I had no particular destination in mind, other than to find a place to grab a bite to eat.  I jumped of at Nobby’s Beach to cheek out the possibilities and that is where I found Sam. Sam was doing door duty at a nightclub.  That was his night job….by day Same works at the Apple Store in Robina but his soul is in being creative.

What struck me about Sam was his look of old worldliness.  He could have come from almost any time in the past especially in the setting where I found him. Great guy with a great personality